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Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. — Alfred Hitchcock

The Lark

By Jean Anouilh Translated by Christopher Fry Directed by Astrid Pons Presented by Defiant Reality at the Rose Playhouse on 25 January 2014 In this gripping fast-paced medieval drama full of wit & humour, Jeanne d’Arc is surrounded by French, English … Continue reading

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Matilda the Musical

By Roald Dahl Music by Tim Minchin Book by Dennis Kelly Directed by Matthew Warchus Presented by the RSC at the Cambridge Theatre on 20 January 2014 Matilda is the captivating musical masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in … Continue reading

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Nell Gwyn: An Epilogue

Written and directed by Laura Ingram Presented by Orange Girl Productions at the Pleasance Theatre London on 16 January 2014 A basket of oranges sits at the centre of the bare stage. On comes Nell Gwyn as “poor Valeria” — the … Continue reading

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Boris Godunov

By Alexander Pushkin Adapted by Howard Colyer Directed by Scott Le Crass and Sean Turner Presented by Ballast Theatre at the Jack Studio Theatre on 14 January 2014 Moscow 1598. Ivan the Terrible is dead, as are all his sons, and … Continue reading

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Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking

By John Hinton Directed by Daniel Goldman Presented by Tangram Theatre Company at the Southwark Playhouse on 27 December 2014 Ever looked at E = mc² and thought… um… what?! Then come and join Albert, the genius behind the über-coolest … Continue reading

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Winter’s Rages: Shakespeare in Speech and Song

By William Shakespeare Adapted and directed by Sophie Kochanowska Presented by the Rose Playhouse on 9 December 2014 Shakespeare fragments are fused with new material and classical song in this devised theatre piece for actress, soprano & piano which explores … Continue reading

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American Blues

By Tennessee Williams Directed by Séamus Newham Presented by the Pentameters Theatre on 7 December 2014 Our first time at this venue, and we were glad we gave ourselves an hour and half to get here on the bus from the … Continue reading

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Silent Planet

By Eve Leigh Directed by Tom Mansfield Presented by Rianna Dearden for Upstart in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre on 4 December 2014 At the height of the Cold War, dissident writer Gavriil is detained in a … Continue reading

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As You Like It

By William Shakespeare Directed by Declan Donnellan Presented by Cheek by Jowl Screening at the Noël Coward Theatre on 16 November 2014 Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod gave a rousing and brief introduction, Declan Donnellan somewhat shell-shocked to already be … Continue reading

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Love’s Labour’s Won

By William Shakespeare Directed by Christopher Luscombe Presented by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 8 November 2014 Autumn 1918. A group of soldiers return from the trenches. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with … Continue reading

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